How safe is your child’s day care? State inspection reports are public records, but it’s accessing them that’s a problem for many parents.
Conditions and obstacles that workers face in the 21st century
Surrogacy south of the border
Business is booming for the surrogacy industry in Mexico. Reveal reporter Sandra Bartlett discovers what can go wrong when one of the biggest players in the baby game closes up shop and goes bankrupt.
Thousands of California state workers are hoarding vacation days
More than 35,000 California state employees have gone over the official cap of 80 vacation days. The state owes those employees $447 million more than
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Visa program for ‘best and brightest’ also used to fill low-wage jobs
In the heated immigration debate, America’s temporary visa program for highly skilled workers often is portrayed as a crucial piston in the nation’s economy.
How we analyzed California’s public employee compensation data
Making sense of public employee compensation is no easy task.
California’s public payroll database falls short on transparency
Four years after a small working-class town near Los Angeles became a cautionary tale of government excess, a state effort to avoid a repeat performance is falling short.
Few rules mean hefty payouts for some California public employees
Although the salaries of government employees are public, most taxpayers know little about whether these paychecks, which typically represent more than a third of communities’ spending, are fair.
How Obama’s immigration plan will help skilled workers who hold visas
President Barack Obama’s executive actions make it easier for work visa holders to switch jobs and for the Department of Labor to crack down on employers that mistreat skilled immigrant employees.
Visa fraud in US tech industry relies on falsified job letters
Despite government efforts to stamp out abuses in America’s visa program for highly skilled workers, unscrupulous job brokers continue to illegally sell visas – sometimes connected to jobs that don’t exist.
Silicon Valley tech workers locked in jobs with dubious legal tactics
California’s high-tech industry is famous for friendly methods for holding on to talented workers. But it also has become a hub for less generous retention practices: freezing employees in place and depressing wages by pushing legal boundaries.